Welcome to Michael Dods Racing

  • 12-Aug-2020: Latest News from Denton Hall Stables the home of Michael Dods Racing
  • 27-May-2020: We are looking for an experienced and capable rider to join the team at Denton Hall, Visit the Jobs section for further details
  • 21-May-2020: Experienced tractor driver required for harvest work, July to end October. See Jobs section for further details
  • 05-Feb-2020: Inductive wins the Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Handicap at Wolverhampton

Experienced racehorse trainer Michael Dods trains at Denton Hall Stables, situated in the peaceful, picturesque village of Denton, just four miles outside of Darlington.

This year marks Michael’s 30th season as a trainer and he goes in 2020 having established an impressive and consistent track record, including Group One victories.

Denton Hall is perfectly placed to reach all the northern racecourses and is close enough to the A1 to also venture further south.

Michael is assisted by his hard-working wife Carole, as well as highly experienced Yard Managers Steve Alderson and David Dickenson, and has a dedicated team behind him. We pride ourselves on being professional and friendly.

The 2019 campaign proved another successful year for Denton Hall with 44 winners, 142 placed horses and more than £800,000 in prize money.

Dakota Gold was a revelation by winning five races from just seven runs, a feat that resulted in him the being voted winner of the Special Achievement award during the Racehorse Owners Association 38th Horseracing Awards at a glittering evening in London.

Mabs Cross again competed at the highest level and captured a second successive Palace House Stakes under Paul Mulrennan. Mabs Cross has now been sold to Qatar Racing and is settling in well at stud.

Callum Rodriguez, Paul Mulrennan, Connor Beasley and Andrew Mullen will again be sharing the rides throughout the coming season.

With the coronavirus crisis putting a halt on the start of the Flat racing, we have been concentrating on keeping everyone safe while making sure the horses are coming along nicely.

Every box at Denton Hall is full and we are ready to go whenever the time comes. We are still anticipating an exciting year ahead, and we look forward welcoming you at the yard and seeing you on the racecourse as soon as that is possible.

We train racehorses for individual owners, racing partnerships and we also have our own horse racing syndicate – Denton Hall Racing – for group ownership. If you are interested in any of the forms of racehorse ownership please do contact the yard to discuss your requirements.

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All declarations, entries, results and statistics for Michael Dods can all be viewed on the Racing Post website. The racing enthusiasts number one resource over Cheltenham.


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